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n00b questions about ebay

Ok i am selling for my first time on ebay. Got some basic questions

1. When the money makes it to my paypal is it 'safe'? I mean like im safe from scams, etc? I made it so I only accept paypal.

2. Is it safe and worth it to ship to another country? I got an offer from some dude in Australia.

Any other tips for selling would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: n00b questions about ebay

1) Paypal is pretty much the safest way to do things. As long as your entire transaction is carried out within the confines of ebay and paypal, you should have no worries. They are so tightly integrated that it's practically idiot-proof.

2) USPS typically has the best rates for shipping internationally. You can get the rates in about 15 seconds on their website... if someone wants to ship internationally, just make it clear that the shipping will be extra, and have them request an invoice for the item before they send money. Then you can edit the shipping cost and send them a new invoice once the item sells.


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Re: n00b questions about ebay

After the auction ends, 24 hours to have paypal sent? Is that the normal time? (hopefully that made sense)


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I think most people give 2-3 days.


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Re: n00b questions about ebay

What size is the package?
For the guy that wants it in Australia.....

Some people will pay after auction... some will pay like dmention said 2-3 days... sometimes a week... who knows? hehe
You might also get a e-check which will take 3-5 days to clear into your account.

And once in paypal, yes its safe, unless you refund the buyer... or buy something else?

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What you got on the block, mang?

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Yea dood, what you sellin? I been thinkin about doin something with ebay. It's just such a ballin ass way to make money.


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I've bought and sold; 100% feedback. Never had a problem, but yeah, you have to be a little careful (turn on your inner skeptic).

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Bow down to the pow3r s3ll3r! My number is like 20.

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